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KMS principal, vice try day in the life
As it turns out, being a middle schooler is tough work, even for an adult. This according to Kodiak Middle School vice principal Damon Hargraves who, along with principal Jethro Jones, participated in Shadow a Student week. The week was part of a nationwide campaign urging school leaders to spend a day in their students’ shoes. Approximately 1,400 educators representing all 50 states participated, according to the...
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Landfill buffer zone changed
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly approved changes to a green belt buffer around the landfill and zoning in Old Harbor. The green belt buffer around the landfill needed to be modified due to development at the landfill, said borough assessor Bill Roberts. Removed from the buffer was a lot members of the Borough Lands Committee wished to keep from being set aside and made unavailable for future development. Assemb...
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Return to River City
This weekend, prepare for a flashback to both 1987 and 1912 when the Kodiak Arts Council production of The Music Man opens. Set in 1912, the musical brings a small Iowa town to life, something the arts council also did in 1987. With a live orchestra, just like the 1987 production, and some of Kodiak’s greatest acting talent, the musical promises a return to the old days. In the musical by Meredith Wilson, con man ...
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Holding the line on domestic violence, sexual assault
“My parents call me in and we turn up the TV so we don’t have to listen to it, because it isn’t our business.” They are words that affected a 17-year-old Rebecca Shields deeply — words uttered by a family member she was visiting. They described a response to the screams that would often escape the home next door. The father in that house would beat both the mother and the children, the family member explained. “It...
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Poster highlights animals, history
The new poster for 2016 Crab Festival features pieces of what makes Kodiak and Alaska great. Local artist Mary Ruskovich, who has lived in Kodiak for six years, pulled from years of Kodiak history. She’s painted some well-known pieces like the bear line-up, featuring Alaska bears in a police line-up, and a picture of all the mammals native to Kodiak. “I thought it was a fun chance to do my own idea,” Ruskovich sai...
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Assembly set to vote on marijuana sales ban
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly considers today whether to opt out of commercial marijuana facilities in the borough, with a public hearing before the vote. Added to the meeting information packet Wednesday was a substituted version of the ordinance that would make opting out only effective through Feb. 28, 2017. It also references the creation of a marijuana task force. Assembly member Dan Rohrer said at the F...
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2 charged after dime bags found
A Kodiak man is in jail and a woman free on bail after troopers allegedly found them in a residence with drug paraphernalia on Feb. 25. Troopers responded to a tip that Bryce Beltran, wanted on charges of violating conditions of probation, was seen at the residence of Hannah Clark. After receiving a warrant, troopers allegedly found Beltran, 20, hiding in a crawlspace and observed drug paraphernalia in that space....
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KIHA hosts first Housing Fair
The Kodiak Island Housing Authority will be hosting its first Housing Fair this Friday. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., community members can stop into Emerald Heights Apartments on Near Island to learn more about programs and housing assistance offered by KIHA, or to receive information on available housing at Harborview, Cliffwood and Emerald Heights 55+ Apartments. “This is about awareness,” KIHA housing director Mindy...
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Local poll turnout breaks record
Kodiak Republicans turned out in record numbers for Tuesday’s Presidential Preference Poll. While 361 voters may not seem like a lot, it represents a 51 percent increase over 2012 PPP participation, when 239 Kodiak Republicans voted. It is a 53 percent increase over 2008. The total includes 101 new Republicans who registered at the polling place. Prior to 2008, Alaska Republicans made selections by straw poll rath...
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Week in Words: Afflicted with the good old days
Make America Great Again.” “Reclaim America.” “Make America Whole Again.” These political slogans and sayings are a common rhetorical strategy, harkening to a better time, delivered with the promise that we can, once again, return to those days. Nostalgia. It’s a sickness. No, really. It is. Arriving in 1770, “nostalgia” is a relatively new entry into the English language. The word was invented by a doctor, Johann...
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